Once upon a time there was a prince who was tired of living at home in his father’s house, and since he feared nothing, he thought, I’ll go out into the wide world, where I won’t be bored.
He came to a spring and looked at his shape reflected in water that was clear as a mirror. Then there was a shrieking throughout the land, and he jumped over a wall and broke his leg.
Nowadays this does not happen anymore.
1. Written in March 2020
2. Part of The New Brothers Grimm project
3. Assembled from Tale 121:The Prince Who feared Nothing; Tale 144: The Donkey; Tale 137: The Three Black Princesses; Tale 179: The Goose Girl At The Spring